Could Spiriva cause Pruritus - from FDA reports
Pruritus is found among people who take Spiriva, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Singulair, and have Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease . We study 90,843 people who have side effects while taking Spiriva from FDA. Among them, 1,075 have Pruritus. Find out below who they are, when they have Pruritus and more.
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Spiriva has active ingredients of tiotropium bromide monohydrate. It is often used in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (latest outcomes from Spiriva 91,893 users)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin) has been reported by people with high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 150,315 Pruritus patients).
On Dec, 27, 2016
90,843 people reported to have side effects when taking Spiriva.
Among them, 1,075 people (1.18%) have Pruritus
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Spiriva when people have Pruritus *:
- < 1 month: 47.32 %
- 1 - 6 months: 39.29 %
- 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
- 1 - 2 years: 2.68 %
- 2 - 5 years: 2.68 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.89 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Pruritus when taking Spiriva *:
- female: 60.59 %
- male: 39.41 %
Age of people who have Pruritus when taking Spiriva *:
- 0-1: 0.12 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.61 %
- 20-29: 0.61 %
- 30-39: 2.7 %
- 40-49: 5.77 %
- 50-59: 16.07 %
- 60+: 74.11 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (361 people, 33.58%)
- Asthma (158 people, 14.70%)
- High Blood Pressure (128 people, 11.91%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (72 people, 6.70%)
- Emphysema (67 people, 6.23%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Singulair (130 people, 12.09%)
- Advair Diskus 100/50 (127 people, 11.81%)
- Albuterol (125 people, 11.63%)
- Symbicort (123 people, 11.44%)
- Aspirin (108 people, 10.05%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Rashes (339 people, 31.53%)
- Breathing Difficulty (201 people, 18.70%)
- Fatigue (118 people, 10.98%)
- Urticaria (112 people, 10.42%)
- Nausea (92 people, 8.56%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Female aged 67 taking 100mcg levothyroxine daily for underactive thyroid plus daily aspirin for 4years. Recently prescribed formoterol fumarate inhaler (6 months ago) then Spiriva inhaler plus 40mg omeprazole a week ago. I booked a thyroid test 3 weeks ago because my under active symptoms ...
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I come from an obese family but maintained a healthy 135 LBs for over 70 years UNTIL I started taking Spiriva. I maintain between 1000 and 1200 cal. a day mostly fruit and veggies. have just tipped the scales at 160 after 11 months on Spiriva. any help out there?
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